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B.  Progress and Accomplishments (Continued)

0 ED modified the program regulations to give training priority to (1)
personnel in special education, leadership roles, related services,
transition efforts, handicapped infant services, rural areas, and
minority groups; (2) SEA programming, parent training and information
services, and special projects, and (3) areas of personnel shortages.

C.  Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness

Program Scope: The Department supports 862 projects which represent
training efforts in each State and three of the territories. In fiscal
year 1984, ED funded 307 new projects and 555 continuation projects.

The following chart identifies FY 1984 awards by priority area.

New and Continuation Awards In FY 1984
Priority Category                                      Number of Projects

Special Educators                                                    501

Related Service Personnel                                     53

Leadership Personnel                                                87

Regular Educators                                                      25

Volunteers                                                                     13

SEAs                                                                                 47

Special Projects                                                        66

Transition Efforts                                                      9

Parent Projects                                                          61

D.  Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation
None.

E.  Supporting Studies and Analyses Citedin Section C Above:

1. Program Files, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative
Services.

F.   Other Supporting Data

No information is available on the sex or race of trainees in this program.
However, many of the projects targeted traditionally under-represented
groups. In Fiscal Year 1984 there wereŚ

o   19 projects at Historically Black Institutions

o   23 projects training Native Americans

o   11 projects training bilingual/bicultural  populations.

III.    RESPONSE TO 6EPA 4l7(b)

Case Study of Selected Sites Training Special Educators of the Handicapped
being prepared by ED staff.

Contacts for Further Information

Program operations:    Max Mueller, (202) 245-9886

Program studies:    Eugene Tucker, (202) 245-8364ngress on the Implementation of P.L. 94-142: